POLICE are investigating the theft of a mountain bike which went missing from outside a Kendal church.

The incident occurred at around 3.15pm on Friday, after the specialised mountain bike with silver writing and front suspension was stolen from a bike rack outside the church on Parr Street.

Police are now seeking a white male, aged around 20, with short blonde hair, who was seen riding away from the area on a bike.

Anyone with information should contact PC Claire Martinon on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.